Nigerian Trade, Government Advisory and Business Development

Zainab is an entrepreneur and business development consultant with a broad range of skills and experience.

She has an extensive international experience in business development, market-entry, and community development.

She plays a leading role in developing and leading businesses and investors on business opportunities in the Nigerian market.

Also consults and advises African governments and private sector clients on business partnerships and investment opportunities outside Nigeria.

In the past Zainab has provided services for the Nigerian Presidency, Nigerian State Governments, and also European education institutions and government bodies like Enterprise Ireland.

Zainab’s broad range of experience and accomplishments mean that she is uniquely placed to understand the perspective of companies that are looking to expand their operations into new territories.

Having built and developed new and international brands in a variety of markets.

Zainab’s advice is much sought after and is a potential competitive advantage to any company looking to build a long-term business partnerships in Africa’s fast emerging markets.

Zainab’s work has received much recognition within her community both in Europe and Nigeria. In 2012, she was awarded on The Powerlist’s “100 Most Influential Africans in the Republic of Ireland Award” and in Nigeria, Zainab was listed on the Speshs World’s Top 6 2014 Achievers from Arewa (North), Nigeria.

Prior to her move back to Nigeria, in Ireland, Zainab was one of the organisers of the Conference on ‘Empowering Women’ to mark International Women’s Day 2013 held at the European Union Office in Dublin. She was active in Irish society by participating in political projects such as “We the Citizens”, which was nominated for the Eircom Spider Award in 2011.

Zainab is heavily involved in Education, Arts, Community Development, Environmental Sustainability, and Women/Youth empowerment.

In Nigeria she is a Director of Environmental Arts Collective Foundation (ENACOF), which curates One Environment, an environmental hybrid platform synergizing efforts toward environmental sustainability.

Zainab studied in Ireland and holds a B.Sc. Hons in Computer Software Systems & M.Sc. in E-Learning Technologies from National College of Ireland